Confessions of a Digital Packrat: ALCTS President's Program with Erin McKean

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Monday, July 1, 2013 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
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Speaker: Erin McKean, Founder, Wordnik.com
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How do you let go of digital data when every word of every book might be the one piece of evidence you need to make a dictionary entry complete? What does it mean for transformative uses like lexicography when there are so many different digital storehouses available (with varying degrees of difficulty). What makes a digital collection attractive to packrats like me?

Erin McKean is the founder of Wordnik.com and the former editor-in-chief of American Dictionaries for Oxford University Press. In her "spare" time she writes, sews, blogs, and writes books about dresses, including The Secret Lives of Dresses (Grand Central, 2011) and The Hundred Dresses (Bloomsbury, 2013).

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Bloomsbury Publishing has donated 45 copies of Erin's new book The Hundred Dresses to be given away at the program.

Pick Up a Pen as you enter the room.  Have a Chance to Win a Book.